Saturday, December 13, 2014
Richie and Clark
When I create cartoons I sometimes wonder how comprehensible they are. People's humors are different -- sometimes I come across cartoons that just draw a puzzled look from me while other people understand them clearly.
This is the case with this cartoon-- it started out with me understanding the whole thing but as I think more and more about it, the clarity becomes muddled. I thought, "No, nobody will understand this" so I kept revising and in the end I have a simple comic strip that does not have the spirit of what I was originally going for.
So if there are any cartoonist (or maybe even noncartoonist) who had the chance to read this, how do you address this issue? I mean, do you dismiss ideas when you feel not much people will understand them or do you just create to your heart's content? Or perhaps another question is: how do you make your cartoons (or work of art or whatever) as comprehensible as possible to an ordinary reader?